First Aid Courses

Duration: 1 day – 6 hours  – (up to 12 people per course)

Suitability:

This course is for those nominated as the Emergency First Aider at work person of low risk businesses. It is also useful for anyone wishing to gain knowledge of emergency first aid procedures and provides you with a recognised qualification.

Course Content:

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Managing an incident
  • The priorities of first aid
  • Managing an unconscious casualty
  • Recognition and treatment of heart attacks
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation
  • Safe use of a Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Burns and scalds
  • Common workplace injuries
  • Knowledge of contents of a first aid kit.

Course Information:

  • Candidates will receive a recognised certificate
  • Ongoing assessment by the instructor during the course.
  • Qualification valid for 3 years – annual refresher strongly recommended.

Duration: 3 days – 18 hours

(up to 12 people per course)

Suitability:

This course is designed for anyone who is to be the designated ‘First Aid at work person in a high risk work place.

Minimum age: 16

Course Content:

  • The role and responsibility of a first aider
  • Scene safety
  • Assessing an incident
  • Protection and barrier use
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation adults, children and infants
  • Safe use of the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).
  • Recognising and assisting a casualty who is choking
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Recognition and treatment of shock
  • Managing a casualty with a minor injury
  • Management of spinal injury
  • Management of injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Management of chest injuries, burns, scalds and eye injuries
  • Management of anaphylactic shock
  • Dealing with sudden poisoning
  • Managing a casualty for a range of major illnesses
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Course Information:

  • Candidates are required to show competence in basic life support, care of an unconscious casualty and treatment of a wound or injury to a conscious casualty.
  • Qualification valid for 3 years – annual refresher strongly recommended by the HSE.

Duration: 1/2 day – 4 hours

(up to 12 people per course)

Suitability:

This course is designed for anyone wanting a short introduction to First Aid

Course Content:

  • Scene safety
  • Effective barrier use
  • Primary assessment
  • Heart attacks
  • Unconsciousness
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults and children
  • Control of bleeding
  • First Aid accident reporting
  • First Aid kit compliance

Course Information:

  • Candidates will receive a certificate of attendance
  • Qualification: Certificate of attendance validated for one year.
  • Ongoing assessment by the instructor during the course.

Duration: 2 days – 12 hours

(up to 12 people per course)

Suitability:

This course is designed for anyone who needs to refresh and re-qualify to maintain their certification as First Aider in the Workplace.

Minimum age: 16

Course Content:

  • The role and responsibility of a first aider
  • Scene safety
  • Assessing an incident
  • Protection and barrier use
  • Managing an unresponsive casualty
  • Recovery position
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation adults, children and infants
  • Safe use of an Automated External Defibrillator AED
  • Recognising and assisting a casualty who is choking
  • Serious bleeding management
  • Recognition and treatment of shock
  • Managing a casualty with a minor injury
  • Management of spinal injury
  • Management of injuries to bones, muscles and joints
  • Management of chest injuries, burns, scalds and eye injuries
  • Management of anaphylactic shock
  • Dealing with sudden poisoning
  • Managing a casualty for a range of major illnesses
  • Heart attack
  • Stroke
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes

Course Information:

  • Candidates are required to show competence in basic life support, care of an unconscious casualty and treatment of a wound or injury to a conscious casualty.
  • Minimum age: 16.
  • Qualification valid for 3 years – annual refresher strongly recommended by the HSE.

Duration: 1/2 day – 4 hours

(up to 12 people per course)

Suitability:

This course is designed for anyone wanting to learn how to safely and effectively use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

Course Content:

  • Scene safety
  • Effective barrier use
  • Primary assessment
  • Managing an unconscious casualty
  • Recognition and treatment of heart attacks
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) in adults and children
  • AEDs different types of unit
  • AED algorithms
  • AED use on adults and children
  • Post Resuscitation care
  • Obstructed Airway Management (choking)
  • Hand over procedure to EMS

Course Information:

  • Candidates will receive a certificate
  • Qualification valid for 1 year
  • Ongoing assessment by the instructor during the course.

Duration: 1 day – 7 hours

(up to 12 people per course)

Suitability: This course is ideal for those working in forestry environments including forestry workers, arborists, vegetation clearance, tree planting & Forestry Commission work. This course is the national standard in Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW+f) and meets the requirements of staff or contractors working for the Forestry Commission.

Course Content:

  • Health and safety (first aid) regulations
  • Managing an incident
  • The priorities of first aid
  • Managing an unconscious casualty
  • Recognition and treatment of heart attacks
  • Cardio Pulmonary resuscitation
  • Safe use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Shock
  • Choking
  • Managing Anaphylactic shock
  • Seizures
  • Bleeding
  • Common workplace injuries
  • Dealing with crush injuries
  • Dealing with Hypothermia
  • Drowning
  • Recognising and treating fractures
  • Dealing with catastrophic bleeding (haemostatic dressings & tourniquet)
  • Amputation
  • Lyme disease
  • Knowledge of contents of a first aid kit.

Course Information:

  • All courses are certificated and meet the minimum training requirements for emergency first aid in the workplace & the Health and Safety (First-Aid) Regulations 1981.
  • Qualification valid for 3 years
  • Ongoing assessment by the instructor during the course.

Catastrophic Bleed Control Course syllabus includes:

  • Why do we offer this course?
  • Catastrophic bleeding
  • Vascular system & blood volumes
  • Hypovolaemia
  • Primary Survey + Catastrophic bleed survey
  • Pathophysiology of blood clotting
  • Knife wounds
  • Ballistic trauma
  • First Aid Kits
  • Emergency wound packing
  • Haemostatic dressings
  • Tourniquets

Catastrophic Bleed Control Course Certificate:

PDF format certificates are issued as standard, but paper certificates can be requested.

Course duration:

  • 3 guided learning hours.
  • Generally we run these courses from 9.00am-12.30pm or 1.30pm-5pm.

Catastrophic Bleed Control Course Test:

  • Practical assessments throughout the course.

Catastrophic Bleed Control Course Prerequisites:

  • Candidates must be over 18.
  • You do not need to have undertaken any formal first aid training to attend this course – the more people who have these skills, the better!
  • Attendees will be required to demonstrate first aid procedures as they would in a real activity environment. This includes providing first aid to a casualty who is on the floor, therefore you must be physically capable of doing so.

Candidates:

All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.

Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. 

Maximum: We limit numbers to a maximum of 12 candidates per course. Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course.

Administration of Emergency Medical Gases Training Course syllabus includes:

  • How oxygen is used within the body
  • CO2 retainer patients
  • Legalities of using medical gasses
  • Oxygen:
    • Indications for the administration of oxygen in different emergency situations
    • Contraindications that prohibit the administration of oxygen
    • The use & limitations of pulse oximetry
    • Precautions to be observed in relation to oxygen when handling, using & storing.
    • Understand how to administer oxygen to a casualty
    • Operational checks to be undertaken on oxygen therapy equipment prior to use
    • The safe preparation of different administration devices for a casualty not in cardiac arrest
    • The delivery of oxygen using a:
      • bag valve mask
      • pocket mask with oxygen port
      • 100%, 28%, Simple face masks & Nasal cannulae
      • A variety of airway adjuncts
    • Details that should be recorded in relation to the administration of oxygen
  • Entonox®:
    • The presentation of Entonox®
    • Indications for the administration of Entonox®
    • Contraindications that prohibit the administration of Entonox®
    • The cautions for administering Entonox
    • The precautions to be observed in relation to Entonox® when handling, using & storing.
    • How to administer Entonox® to a casualty
    • Operational checks to be undertaken on Entonox® therapy equipment prior to use
    • The safe preparation of Entonox®
    • Details that should be recorded in relation to the use of Entonox®
  • Primary casualty assessment
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using:
    • Oxygen
    • Bag valve mask (B-V-M)
    • AED

Candidates:

All courses have a minimum and maximum number of candidates that we can take on a course.

Minimum: We need a minimum of 4 candidates booked on an open/scheduled course for the course to run. 

Maximum: We limit numbers to a maximum of 12 candidates per course. Should you have more than 12 candidates to be trained, please contact us to arrange a private course.